Friday, February 11, 2011

Fit Friday!

I struggled with portion control this week so I'm not surprised I maintained. I forgot how hungry working out makes me! I have done the Shred for 15 days now (Day 5 of Level 2) and I am enjoying it. I just hate how hungry I am the rest of the day. I'm eating relatively healthy, I just need to watch my portions and get more veggies in to satisfy the hunger. I know what I need to do, but why is it so hard to do? Ahhh if only eating chips and chocolate made us skinny!
Do you feel hungrier on the days you work out? Do you have any advice on how to curb the hunger?

14 comments:

Melissa said...

Drink more water... I go for 64 oz. A day mire when I exercise and it really helps keep me feeling full :)

Amanda said...

I have a hard time with portion control as well because I very rarely feel hungry. So I have to remind myself to eat. You would think I'd be skinnier because I forget to eat sometimes when I'm busy :)

Jules said...

I wish I had some advice, but I get really hungry on the days I workout too. I try to go for carrots and drink a lot of water to make me feel fuller longer.

At least you maintained and that's awesome you're doing the shred.

Elizabeth said...

I have been extra hungry this week too!

THE Stephanie said...

I'm with you. Life would be so much easier if chocolate made us skinnier.

But, to curb your appetite, try eating smaller meals 5-6 times a day. And make sure they have plenty of protein. Like, if you can stomach it, eat a can of tuna mid-morning, then maybe a protein shake or bar mid-afternoon. That should help.

(You probably already know this, LOL.)

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

I'm always more hungry when I work out and I always always crave chocolate and cheddar cheese. I basically have to ban it from the house or where I am working out or else I will inhale it!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I try and have a fiber full breakfast in the morning to keep me full when I work out. I like half a cup of nonfat greek yogurt, with 3/4 cups of Kashi Go Lean Crunch, plus some fresh or frozen berries and 2 tablespoons of flaxseed mixed in. Usually has about 30-40% of my daily fiber and I find I stay full a lot longer than some of the other breakfasts I eat. Plus it's SO yummy. And only about 300-400 calories!

Milltini said...

I am glad someone else struggled with portion control this week! I was like a ravenous animal or something. I could not get enough food. My trick lately when I really want to eat something is to have a sugar free popsicle! Helps fight that craving thing :)

AnneandAndrew said...

30 day shred by Jillian? I did not like that video. I did like it when I rotated days 1-3, to give my muscles a break. I'm surprized she has it like that. workout people know muscle groups need a day off. Anyway, I like it occasionally, but I did it for 30 days, combined with being on a cleanse diet and think I only lost like 4 lbs. :( good luck with your goals, you must be doing something right you look great!

Allyson said...

My advice is drink more water and up your protien. Eating more protien like greek yogurt, Zone bars, or lean chicken/turkey will really help to curb your appetite.

brown eyed girl said...

I am the same way! I struggle with feeling full and not wanting to go to the kitchen for spoonfuls of peanut butter! I know that I need more protein and water, so maybe that would help, but I don't like water and I have no idea what is good protein that's soy and gluten-free!

ashbash:) said...

i always feel hungry after so much exercise;
yah definitely drink more water!ing

Samantha said...

I have heard people say eat celery because its takes more calories to burn it then eat it.

Texan Couture said...

I put lemon juice in my water and it seems to help. After I run I get so hungry I could eat everything in my house this helps calm it.